jump to navigation

Brooklyn’s Best – The Prospect Park Zoo March 10, 2019

Posted by judylobo in Zoo.
Tags: , , , , ,
5 comments

The zoo of my childhood is always fun to visit. Seeing snow amidst the animal collection makes for some pretty photo ops too. Go visit!

The Orchid Show: Singapore at NYBG March 3, 2019

Posted by judylobo in Zoo.
Tags: , , , , , , ,
7 comments

We had a terrific visit to the New York Botanical Garden on Friday. The morning snow kept just about everyone else away as we lavished in the beauty of this inspiring showcase of Singapore’s national flower. I learned that orchids grow on every continent except Antarctica. The show goes until April 28th. I encourage you to visit. The photo above is my feeble attempt at growing two orchids. They have been alive for over a year so I guess I am doing an okay job. Plus – the cats don’t eat them.

National Zoo – Winter 2019 February 24, 2019

Posted by judylobo in Zoo.
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
7 comments

We took a mid-week trip to DC and due to a teeny weeny snowfall the city was shut down for an entire day. So we visited the following day and even though there was very little snowfall the visit was well worth our time. Who doesn’t love a giant panda in the snow?

Eat Your Heart Out February 17, 2019

Posted by judylobo in Zoo.
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
5 comments

Last Sunday’s Valentine Tails photo class was a big hit. Everyone had a good time, great photos were taken and most of all, the animals at the Central Park Zoo got terrific heart themed enrichment created by an amazing zoo keeper staff (special shout out to Nora and Tumeca). Despite the cold weather there were smiles all around. Enjoy today’s heartfelt photos and hopefully you will sign up for the last photo class of the season. It is going to be held on Sunday, May 19 from 8:30 to 10:30. It is already half filled. Click here for more info.

Me and My Shadow February 9, 2019

Posted by judylobo in Zoo.
Tags: , , , , , , , ,
12 comments

Taking zoo photos on a bright sunny day can be a challenge. I prefer taking photos on overcast days. Sometimes however, the deep shadows and stark contrasts create an interesting image. Enjoy today’s Me and My Shadow.

Year of the Pig February 3, 2019

Posted by judylobo in Zoo.
Tags: , , , , ,
6 comments

February 5th marks the Year of the Pig. Enjoy some of the beautiful pigs I have seen over the years. If you are not celebrating your zodiac animal, here are four other years we have shared. Year of the Snake, Year of the Monkey (that’s me), Year of the Rooster and Year of the Dog

Who’s Got the Winter Munchies? January 27, 2019

Posted by judylobo in Zoo.
Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
4 comments

Perhaps we humans all gain a bit of weight in the winter. Today’s montage salutes animals who make healthy food choices all year round.

Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Zoo January 20, 2019

Posted by judylobo in Zoo.
Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
7 comments
As some of you know, Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Zoo was my childhood zoo and every time I return I get a flashback or two. This week’s visit was no different. I encourage a winter visit. Several new and exciting things to see including the fabulous Pallas Cats and Black-footed cats.
There are a few spots available for my photo workshop at the Central Park Zoo in three weeks. It is called Valentine Tails and will be from 8:30 to 10:30 on February 10, 2019 (think hearts.) The workshop is filling up fast. Click here to sign up.
For those that watched Animal Planet’s series, THE ZOO last year – the show is returning, with all new WCS episodes, on February 10 at 8PM. You might even see some people you know on the episodes. Read about it here.

Reflections January 13, 2019

Posted by judylobo in Zoo.
Tags: , , , , , ,
5 comments
After downloading a memory card there are, at times, a few happy surprises. Here is a small collection of some of those happy surprises. They all contain mirror images or reflections. Enjoy and reflect.

Central Park Zoo – January2019 January 6, 2019

Posted by judylobo in Zoo.
Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
5 comments

It has been about three months of Sundays since I last posted a ‘while at the zoo’ about my home base, the Central Park Zoo. If you haven’t been to our zoo in a while the winter is a great time to visit. The crowds are smaller, the tropic aviary is nice and warm and the temperate animals much more active. You can combine your next visit with our upcoming photo workshop. It is called Valentine Tails and will be from 8:30 to 10:30 on February 10, 2019 (think hearts.) The workshop is filling up fast. If interested click here.